World Peace Day
“It is time all nations and all people live up to the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race. This year marks the 70th anniversary of that landmark document.” ~ Secretary-General António Guterres
The theme for the International Day of Peace in 2018 is “The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70”.
September 21st is the International Day of Peace.
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly.
"The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace."
From the official register notes for this tartan:
"Tartan is one of the most recognisable cultural icons anywhere the world, but it is also a metaphor for interconnectedness, interdependence and diversity and thus can be used to illustrate humanity's desire for a harmonious and sustainable future. The World Peace Tartan was created as a contribution from fashion and design to promote a global message of peace. The base colour of light blue is representative of the presence, hope and potential of the United Nations. Scotland is represented at the heart of this enterprise through the purple and green of the Scottish thistle. The red and black in the design represent and remind us of the realities of war and violence and the great need for a new living culture of non-violence. The white running through the pattern provides a counterbalance, a symbol of peace and light."
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